Politics Section

Port of Seattle opposes Trump travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court filing

Port of Seattle opposes Trump travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court filing

The Port of Seattle on Wednesday (Sept. 20) filed a “friend of the court” brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to agree with lower courts that have blocked enforcement of President Donald J. Trump’s... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wed., Sept. 27 in Des Moines

Next Highline Forum will be Wed., Sept. 27 in Des Moines

The next Highline Forum is on September 27, a Wednesday, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. The City of Des Moines will host the Forum at the Beach Park Dining Hall (22030 Cliff Ave. S. – Building B). At the Highline... [Read more]

Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council rejected on a tie 3–3 tie vote a proposal by Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to require landlords to not consider whether a prospective resident gets public grant... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber announces line-up for Candidates Night Sept. 27

Seattle Southside Chamber announces line-up for Candidates Night Sept. 27

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced the names of the candidates who have confirmed their attendance for their bi-annual Candidates Night on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Candidates Night will be... [Read more]

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Rebuttal: “Why I do not Support ‘Safe”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Former Mayor Wing Woo attends Burien Arch rededication Friday

PHOTOS: Former Mayor Wing Woo attends Burien Arch rededication Friday

Photos courtesy City of Burien The City of Burien held a rededication ceremony for the recently-rebuilt ‘Downtown Burien’ Arch in the 100 block of SW 152nd Street on Friday morning, Sept.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I Support Safe Injection Sites – Here’s Why You Should, Too’

LETTER: ‘I Support Safe Injection Sites – Here’s Why You Should, Too’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I Support Safe Injection Sites –... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, Your inaction on... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for the next Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.: An executive session is scheduled for 6 p.m., to hold Human Services... [Read more]

REMINDER: Rededication of Burien’s Downtown Arch will be Fri. at 10:30 a.m.

REMINDER: Rededication of Burien’s Downtown Arch will be Fri. at 10:30 a.m.

The rededication ceremony of Burien’s Downtown Arch will begin at 10:30 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 15 at SW 152nd and 2nd Ave SW in Downtown Burien. Burien’s Mayor Lucy Krakowiak will be making brief... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

The B-Town Blog is proud to announce that we will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 Burien City Council election – please save these dates!: 1. Tuesday, Sept. 26: 6:30 p.m. with 7 p.m. forum... [Read more]

King County Judge orders sanctuary repeal measure off Burien’s Nov. ballot

King County Judge orders sanctuary repeal measure off Burien’s Nov. ballot

By Jack Mayne The move to repeal the Burien sanctuary ordinance was halted on Thursday (Sept. 14) because it “exceeds the scope of the initiative authority granted to the people of the City of Burien”... [Read more]

Meet Burien City Council Candidates tonight near the Farmers Market

Meet Burien City Council Candidates tonight near the Farmers Market

Another opportunity to meet and speak with some of the candidates running for Burien City Council will be TONIGHT – Thursday, Sept. 14 – on the sidewalk near the Farmers Market from 5-6 p.m. These... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team

Volunteers needed for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team

Highline Public Schools is seeking Volunteer students from district high schools for a new student committee that will give their views on district-level decisions. The ‘Superintendent’s Student... [Read more]

Judge to decide Wed. if Burien sanctuary law repeal remains on Nov. 7 ballot

Judge to decide Wed. if Burien sanctuary law repeal remains on Nov. 7 ballot

By Jack Mayne A Superior Court judge in Kent tomorrow (Wed., Sept. 13) will decide whether or not the repeal of the Burien sanctuary law will appear on the Nov. 7 general election ballot (download PDF... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Community members in South King County can question Port of Seattle Commission candidates at a Candidate Forum this Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Highline College. Sponsored by the 33rd District Democrats, this... [Read more]

Immigrant shares her story about growing up & living as a ‘Dreamer’ in Burien

Immigrant shares her story about growing up & living as a ‘Dreamer’ in Burien

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is published with permission from a Burien-based ‘Dreamer’ who first posted it to Facebook on Friday, Sept. 8. Seeing how immigration is a hot-button... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

Highline High School had their first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and at the end of the day Principal Vicki Fisher sent out an email to families with an update on the school’s attempts to... [Read more]

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

Sydney Brownstone wrote a well-researched, in-depth story on Burien for The Stranger this week, entitled “Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle (How Burien became a microcosm... [Read more]

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

The B-Town Blog will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 City Council race (dates/locations to be announced soon), and we’re seeking questions from our Readers. These questions will be reviewed... [Read more]

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

The Sierra Club will be holding a community forum to discuss fracking in South King County tonight – Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Valley View Library. Here’s more info: Did... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools issues statement regarding end of DACA program

Highline Public Schools issues statement regarding end of DACA program

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), Highline Public Schools issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s proposed ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Dear Highline... [Read more]

POLL: Should DACA be preserved and continued in South King County?

POLL: Should DACA be preserved and continued in South King County?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – also called DACA – was instituted in 2012. Under the program, those who immigrated to the United States illegally as children could apply to work... [Read more]

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske has been selected by King County Sherriff John Urquhart to serve as Interim Chief of the Burien Police Department, the City announced Friday, Sept. 1. Konoske will replace retiring Police... [Read more]